T-Mobile is performing a balancing act in responding to the snub. The carrier is clearly disappointed it doesn’t have the iPhone. Its chief marketing officer, Cole Brodman, wrote a blog post addressed to its customers last month that said “the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we’d like to add it to our line-up.” T-Mobile executives say the decision is up to Apple, not the carrier.
But T-Mobile is also gently thumbing its nose at Apple’s star product. It began selling two new smartphones on Wednesday — the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II — and its executives say both of them outclass the new iPhone in a couple of different areas.
Sour grapes, methinks.